The table below looks at the statistics for SAP PP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP PP over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Production Planning (PP)
Rank 519 493 473
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -20
Contract jobs citing SAP PP 64 60 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.40% 1.36% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 21
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£450 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4581 4405 3972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.98% 9.15% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2623 2273 1903
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.42 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.53% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £61.15 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-53.70% +6.47%

SAP PP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP PP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

SAP PP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP PP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP PP within the UK.

SAP PP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP PP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP PP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SAP PP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP PP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAP PP within the UK.

SAP PP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP PP
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP PP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 48 £450 -4.25% 15
London -1 25 £450 -4.25% 4
East of England +5 7 £375 - 3
North East - 5 £420 - 2
West Midlands -1 2 - -
South East -4 2 £450 +7.78% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £420 -
City of London +11 1 £500 -9.09%
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
North West -14 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £525 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 £60 -
Surrey - 1 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £420 -
Ormskirk - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Scotland - - - -

SAP PP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP PP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAP PP.

1 115 (100.00%) SAP
2 37 (32.17%) Manufacturing
3 23 (20.00%) SAP MM
4 18 (15.65%) SAP SD
5 16 (13.91%) SAP PP-PI
6 12 (10.43%) SAP Implementation
7 11 (9.57%) GAP Analysis
7 11 (9.57%) SAP APO
8 9 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (6.96%) Data Migration
9 8 (6.96%) Migration
9 8 (6.96%) SAP QM
10 7 (6.09%) ABAP
10 7 (6.09%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.09%) Stress Testing
10 7 (6.09%) Automated Testing
11 6 (5.22%) SAP SCM
11 6 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (5.22%) ERP
11 6 (5.22%) Automotive
12 5 (4.35%) Validation
12 5 (4.35%) SAP FI
12 5 (4.35%) MS Office
12 5 (4.35%) Integration Testing
12 5 (4.35%) Data Validation
12 5 (4.35%) FMCG
13 4 (3.48%) Logistics
13 4 (3.48%) Data Cleansing
13 4 (3.48%) Data Conversion
13 4 (3.48%) Data Mapping

SAP PP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAP PP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAP PP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.87%) MTS
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (20.00%) SAP MM
2 18 (15.65%) SAP SD
3 16 (13.91%) SAP PP-PI
4 11 (9.57%) SAP APO
5 8 (6.96%) SAP QM
6 6 (5.22%) SAP SCM
7 5 (4.35%) SAP FI
8 4 (3.48%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (3.48%) SAP PM
8 4 (3.48%) SAP CO
9 3 (2.61%) SAP PS
10 2 (1.74%) SAP ERP
10 2 (1.74%) SAP EWM
10 2 (1.74%) SAP WM
10 2 (1.74%) SAP CS
11 1 (0.87%) Teamcenter
11 1 (0.87%) SAP R/3
11 1 (0.87%) SAP EHS
11 1 (0.87%) SAP LE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) LSMW
General
1 37 (32.17%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.22%) Automotive
3 3 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.74%) French Language
4 2 (1.74%) German Language
4 2 (1.74%) Romanian Language
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Finance
5 1 (0.87%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 74 (64.35%) Consultant
1 74 (64.35%) SAP Consultant
2 54 (46.96%) SAP PP Consultant
3 13 (11.30%) SAP Analyst
3 13 (11.30%) Analyst
4 12 (10.43%) Trainer
4 12 (10.43%) SAP Trainer
5 8 (6.96%) SAP QM Consultant
6 7 (6.09%) Test Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) SAP Test Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Functional Consultant
7 5 (4.35%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) Help Desk Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) SAP Tester
8 4 (3.48%) Tester
8 4 (3.48%) SAP MM Consultant
9 3 (2.61%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) SAP Functional Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) SAP Data Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.74%) SAP PI
2 1 (0.87%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.35%) FMCG
2 4 (3.48%) Data Conversion
3 2 (1.74%) User Experience
4 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.43%) SAP Implementation
2 11 (9.57%) GAP Analysis
3 9 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (6.96%) Data Migration
4 8 (6.96%) Migration
5 7 (6.09%) Test Scripting
5 7 (6.09%) Stress Testing
5 7 (6.09%) Automated Testing
6 6 (5.22%) ERP
7 5 (4.35%) Validation
7 5 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 5 (4.35%) Data Validation
8 4 (3.48%) Logistics
8 4 (3.48%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (3.48%) Data Mapping
8 4 (3.48%) Functional Testing
8 4 (3.48%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.48%) CRM
8 4 (3.48%) Regression Testing
9 3 (2.61%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.09%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (2.61%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 115 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.87%) Remedy
3 1 (0.87%) Primavera
3 1 (0.87%) Progress
3 1 (0.87%) EMC
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